PAINTING WITH A CAMERA

In fact I took these photos with my mobile phone, I was not expecting to take any photos while walking along the shore with Ian this evening, but glad that I did.

The day was beautiful, the sea very calm, there was a peacefulness about the place here as shops and many businesses closed after lunch because of the Good Friday church services,  many locals were around in their Sunday best, and yet there was a lot of activity among the fishermen, they were sorting their nets, some little boats left the harbour and others arrived with their catch, nets were spread out to dry on the concrete, and as the evening approached I saw the fishermen sitting together talking and enjoying the rest. There were fewer tourist around today, especially this evening it became very quiet. We had a restful day ourselves, it was good to reflect after the huge amount of images we took in yesterday. One of these days soon we will go to visit Gozo the little island off Malta.
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This photo reminds me of the painting of the Angelus by Jean-Francois Millet-but don’t ask me why!

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Lacy parasols for sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

MY GARDEN MAINTENANCE JOBS

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My garden looks a little desolate at this time of the year, this photo shows an early sun shining through the hedge, but the last few days it has been very windy and wet.  I have been inside working on my plans for this coming season’s jobs apart from the actual gardening.  During the summer I took photos in the garden of maintenance jobs that need urgent attention, and today I gave those plans some of my time.  I always plan everything on the laptop first with photos, it helps my focus and is fun!

JOBS THAT NEED DOING THIS SPRING-SUMMER IN THE GARDEN

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Some of the planks of this shed need replacing, and the woodwork needs treatment.  The two doors need to be stripped and repainted.  One of the doors need an hinge to be replaced.

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Inside of shed needs major sorting and organising, bring on the re-cycle bags.  And the composting area has a lot of mulching that can do with spreading. (should have done that before the winter)

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A wall needs to be white washed, a rainwater barrel needs to be fitted to the down-pipe.  And the large beautiful urn that broke in two needs to be fixed with wire around the top of it.

Lots of work in the offing, but great to be planning and later when the weather improves and the work is done, it will be great to tick off the jobs one by one.